If you haven't yet found the time to get your new MIT photo ID card, the following piece of information might be just the spur you need--especially if you use the T at Kendall Square.
Starting in December, a pilot card-access program, designed to increase security without unduly impeding foot traffic through buildings on major cross-campus routes, will be put into effect on the east part of campus after normal working hours.
The program will make use of magnetic cards--the new MIT photo ID card is a magnetic card--to control entry to a number of buildings in the east campus area. For community convenience, access by card entry will be permitted to first-floor areas in these buildings which are heavily used by people coming and going to the T at Kendall Square. After-hour access to upper floors in these buildings will be restricted to those with specific business in those areas.
Readers for magnetic cards will be placed at the Building E25/E23 atrium; the first floor of Building 66, near the 66/56 breezeway; the Building 56 breezeway doors, and the 50 Ames Street entrance to Building E19.
The plan also includes securing other exterior doors and interior upper-level doors in various areas of east campus.
HOW TO GET A CARD
Cards can be obtained at the Card Office, E32-200. Needed are your current MIT ID card and any photo identification, such as a driver's license.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 8, 1995.